4.93 from 14 votes

Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Thick and chewy, one-bowl chocolate sugar cookies! They're everything you love about a sugar cookie with a yummy chocolate twist!
Course Sweets & Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 12 cookies
Author Kristine


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 TBS + 2 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup flour
  • Sugar for sprinkling


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl, cream butter and brown sugar together until smooth and light colored.
  • Add sea salt and baking soda and stir.
  • Add egg and vanilla extract and mix until just combined.
  • Stir in cocoa powder.
  • Add flour, half at a time and mix until just combined.
  • Using a 3 TBS cookie scoop, scoop dough and place 2 inches apart on the cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 12 minutes, rotating halfway through.
  • Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.
  • Store cookies in an airtight container for 4-5 days or freeze.